February 27, 2023
The Comic Catch-Up rolls along with number 38 today. The piles of comics have started to show a tad bit of a dent, which is great. I should have some new independent comics this week too sometimes.
Here is today’s haul…
Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor #2. “Part Two of Five“. Jane Foster has Mjolnir, her Valkyrie abilities and a mission to find Thor Odinson. Thor has disappeared (we get an idea of what happened to Thor to kick off this issue) and Jane is in search of her former love. Of course, she is aided by the spirit of Odin who has taken up residence in the hammer. Jane discovers that Thor may have been taken to Limbo. Written by Torunn Grønbekk with art from Michael Dowling.
Hulk #10. “Hulk Planet” Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Ottley. Hulk arrived on a strange planet where the population seemed to idolize the Hulk. The planet had been exposed to gamma radiation rom a bomb that exploded in Hulk #6. Not sure I am a fan of this arc either. I miss the Immortal Hulk.
Black Panther #6. “The Long Shadow Book Six“. T’Challa is being hunted by the forces of Wakanda for being a traitor. The forces have orders to capture or kill the King. It is a good thing Black Panther has friend… or an ex-wife like Storm… to fall back on. Written by John Ridley and drawn by Stefano Landini, the political intrigue of Wakanda continues on.
The Silver Coin #2. “Girls of Summer” Written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by Michael Walsh. This issue focuses on a camp where the campers are being murdered. And it is all because of the mysterious silver coin. A tragic story in a familiar sub genre of horror.
Moon Knight #11. “The Killing Time Part One.” Moon Knight is out for blood as Zodiac has his therapist, Andrea Sterman. With the problem facing Moon Knight, he is forced to go to the one place he really did not want to go to for help…Khonshu. Written by Jed MacKay with art by Alessandro Cappuccio.
Crossover #5-8. Issues 5, 6 & 8 written by Donny Cates and drawn by Geoff Shaw. Issue #7 written by Chip Zdarsky and drawn by Phil Hester. I am enjoying this romp through the super hero character of comics coming together. As I said, this would not be anything more than just a gimmick if the characterization of out main crew was not as exceptional as it is. Issue #7 was a bit of a detour as we follow the adventures of Chip Zdarsky and his comic book counterpart. An unexpectedly wild issue.